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Macadam: It feels brilliant to score the winning goal

4 October 2022

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Fleetwood Town midfielder Harvey Macadam spoke after scoring the only goal in the 1-0 victory at Burton Albion on Tuesday night.

The 21-year-old scored midway through the first half after Shaun Rooney played the former Ashton United man in and he took his goal with style as he beat the keeper, Ben Garratt, at the near post from a tight angle.

Here’s what Harvey said after the match:

On scoring the goal that won the game…

“It feels brilliant to score the winning goal but for me, it’s about the team and the team getting the three points. If I score or whether I assist someone, the three points are the most important.

“I think me and Roons [Shaun Rooney] complement each other really well and when he goes forward, he knows I will sit and cover and the same vice versa and it’s a brilliant pass from him for my goal.

“It’s great that the manager has the faith in me; I will play wherever he wants me to play and tonight I was on the wing and that's where the goal came from and then last 20 minutes I was filling in at right back and it’s just great to be playing."

On the Fleetwood team…

 “I think we as a group are really good on our day and in this league, it’s all about consistency and now we are fully focused on getting the point on Saturday.

"Tonight, we could have killed the game off on multiple occasions in the first half and we just need to start punishing teams and putting games to bed.

“I don’t see why we can’t go higher. We have a bit of everything, we have character and we can make tackles, and blocks and have the quality up front to kill teams off.

On Scott Brown and his influence…

“He has been brilliant with me, and the rest of the lads and he’s given us instructions and it’s important we follow them as best as we can on the pitch.

“He has played at the very top, so you listen to what he has to say and try and take it on board. He has told me to use my pace and play higher up the pitch and cause them more problems and I hope I did that tonight.”

On the rise from non-league…

“I don’t think too much about my rise, but there are moments when you do have to reflect and look back. I was at Nelson and then moved to Ashton United and then got to move to League One at Fleetwood, so it has been a journey.

“Persistence and hard work and people pushing me has been the key to my rise and it’s not just me. It’s the support behind me. There will be others out there and in this Fleetwood team there is Paddy Lane, Cheikh Thiam in the Under-23s and lots of others and many other gems in the lower leagues.”


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